The best way to treat a dental malady like cavities, plaque buildup, infections, decay, or periodontal disease is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Dr Prabhdeep K Gill DDS offers detailed comprehensive oral care in Fresno, California. We believe in giving our patients quality preventative dentistry to keep all the teeth in the family strong and healthy. We recommend semi-annual visits (every six months) to receive routine cleanings and exams to help maintain optimal dental health.
CHECK UPS AND X-RAYS
A standard procedure of semi-annual visits is the digital x-ray, advanced enough to catch problems in the teeth before they’re visible to the naked eye. Our team will personally review x-rays of your teeth and assess the general health of your gums, tongue, and cheeks.
A teeth cleaning every six months from one of our experienced professional hygienists will leave your mouth feeling fresh and healthy. These essential cleanings remove tartar and plaque build-up before they cause problems with your gums.
PERIODONTAL TREATMENT FOR GUM DISEASE
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the number one cause of tooth loss in America. It can lead to a myriad of more serious issues if left untreated, such as pain, infection, and tooth loss. Approximately eighty percent of Americans are affected by gum disease every year.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen gums, pain in the teeth or gums, and bleeding. If left untreated, disease in the gums can lead to greater health problems such as heart disease. Luckily, at Dr Prabhdeep K Gill DDS, we take all the steps necessary to thoroughly treat periodontal disease and prevent it from taking root in the first place.
The treatment of periodontal disease will differ from patient to patient. Whether your periodontal disease is mild or severe, we’ll work with you to form individualized treatment options specific to your needs.
ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS
The key to the success of any cancer treatment is to detect problems early on. Our recommended annual oral cancer screenings help us do just that, keeping all our patients safe and healthy.
We offer natural-looking, non-amalgam tooth fillings.
At Dr Prabhdeep K Gill DDS, we will do everything we can to preserve the health and vitality of your natural teeth. But sometimes, a tooth extraction is just the way to do that. Sometimes, removing one tooth can mean greater health for the surrounding teeth and your mouth as a whole. Tooth removal may be ideal if the tooth is badly infected or suffering from severe decay. Tooth decay or periodontal disease can very easily spread to other teeth, and in some cases, can put your entire body at risk for more serious medical issues, like heart disease. Extractions can also put an end to intense pain that might not have otherwise gone away.
Following extraction when jawbone loss occurs, there’s usually insufficient bone mass to support a dental implant. And since dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth, this can pose a problem for many patients. With a tooth bone graft Dr Gill and her team can reinforce the jawbone so dental implants can be placed. Once your bone has healed, the area can be restored with the optimal solution so you can smile with confidence.
To find out more call our office or schedule an appointment online.